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The Future Firefighter: Fire Engineering Blog Talk Radio Show with Fire Chief Reggie Freeman

(Photo Credits: Patrick Raycraft, Hartford Courant).Reggie Freeman, CFO, FIFireEFire Chief / Emergency Management Director at City of HartfordI am incredibly humbled and genuinely honored to invite Fire Chief Reggie Freeman on to the Fire Engineering Blog Talk Radio Show ‘The Future Firefighter’ with co-host Deputy…See More
Oct 20
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National Fire Heritage Center

Chris Baker (left) with National Fire Heritage Center Founding President, Chief Ronny J. Coleman (right).(author photo)“The ultimate role of a firefighter is to leave a mark on the system, not just a memory.” - Chief Ronny J. ColemanOn Monday, October 8th, 2018, I had the privilege of walking the aisles of the…See More
Oct 11
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Where Do I Start To Become A Future Firefighter?

(Photo Credits: Mark Tabay, Fresno City College, Public Information Officer).As Fire Science Instructors and Fire Technology Directors, we are frequently asked by perspective fire academy candidates, "what fire academy should I attend?"  Our response is usually a series of questions for the prospective future firefighter.  Where…See More
Aug 20
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Service Beyond Self

(Photo Credits: Top - Noah Berger, Lower Left: Matthew Henderson, Lower Right: Parra Photography).Serving beyond their physical, mental and even emotional limits. Sleeping in the dirt or wherever they can find a spot untouched by the devastation of the unprecedented firestorm. These servants…See More
Jul 29
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The Power of The Word - WHY

(Photo Credits: Author)“The best tool for fire attack is your brain. The only limits to maximizing its effectiveness are the barriers you put in place. Be as aggressive in obtaining knowledge as you are in advancing an attack line.” – Chief John TippettThis quote sparked my interest recently on twitter.  I…See More
Jul 21
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The Future Firefighter: Fire Engineering Blog Talk Radio Show with Firefighter Functional Fitness

(Photo Credits @MTLfirehousefitness IG)“Fitness is 90% mental, 10% execution. The body cannot go where the mind does not believe.” – Lieutenant Jim Moss “Attitude comes first.  We must accept the fact that our fitness is a…See More
Jun 1
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May 11
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May 2
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The Future Firefighter: Fire Engineering Blog Talk Radio Show with Dr. Harry R. Carter

Live from FDIC 2018: Day FiveThe Value of Education in the Fire Service“I have achieved a great deal in life through education.”– Dr. Harry R. Carter This show is in memory of Fire Chief Alan V. Brunacini (April 18, 1937 – October 15, 2017). Dr. Carter started riding an ambulance as a junior in high school in 1964.  In 1966,…See More
May 1
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Tragic Week In The Fire Service

It doesn’t matter if you are active or retired, career or volunteer, instructor or student.“When one hurts. We all hurt. That’s who we are.” - Ryan PenningtonThoughts and prayers for all the families and for the fire department family members.Photo Credit: California Fire FoundationSee More
Mar 27
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Mar 19
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The Future Firefighter: Fire Engineering Blog Talk Radio Episode 1761

Building the Unbreakable Future Firefighter“If you quit you will regret it for the rest of your life. Quitting never makes things easier.” – Admiral William H. McRavenOur guest was supposed to be Ryan Pennington from Jumpseat Training LLC. However, Ryan had a last minute schedule change and he is teaching a…See More
Mar 16
Christopher Baker and Bradley R Davidson CFEI CFIi are now friends
Jan 21
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The Future Firefighter: Fire Engineering Blog Talk Radio Episode 1724

The Future Firefighter: Episode 1724 show notes with Fire Chief Jacob McAfee from the Fresno City College - FCC Fire Academy.“The bottom line in leadership isn't how far we advance ourselves but how far we advance others.”   (Maxwell, 1998)Excerpt from the book by John C. Maxwell, The 21 Irrefutable Laws of…See More
Jan 20
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The Future Firefighter

I am excited to announce 'The Future Firefighter' - Fire Engineering Blog Talk Radio Show premiers in January of 2018! Please stay tuned for the schedule.Thank you Chief Bobby Halton and the Fire Engineering family for this opportunity.
Dec 6, 2017

Profile Information

Lives in:
Susanville
Department:
California Community Colleges System
Title/rank:
Fire Science Instructor
Years of public service:
12
Agency structure:
other
Top issues in your department:
Recruitment
Retention
Training
Professional Qualifications:
Fire Officer
Fire Fighter I & II
Fire Instructor I
Fire Apparatus Driver/Operator I
Topics you provide training for:
Auto Extrication
Fire Apparatus Driver/Operator
Basic Emergency Vehicle Operations
Basic Pump Operations
Confined Space Rescue Awareness
S-130: Fire Fighter Training
S-190: Introduction To Wildland Fire Behavior
S-230: Crew Boss - Single Resource
S-231: Engine Boss - Single Resource
S-290: Intermediate Wildland Fire Behavior
Fire Control 1: Basic Fire Chemistry
Fire Control 2: Basic Operations - Structural
I-200: Basic ICS
Hazardous Materials First Responder Awareness
Hazardous Materials First Responder Operations
Hazardous Materials First Responder Decon
Fire Fighter I Written Certification Examination
Fire Fighter I Skills Certification Examination
Emergency Medical Responder
CPR
Areas of expertise:
Entry Level Fire Fighter/EMS Training
Bio:
Instructor Chris Baker has over 10 years of experience in the Fire Service. He started as a volunteer firefighter for the West Stanislaus Fire Protection District and the City of Patterson in 2006. In 2007, Chris became a paid reserve Firefighter / Driver-Operator for the City of Patterson Fire Department. He spent four seasons with CAL FIRE as a seasonal Firefighter, two years with the Chevron Fire Department as a Firefighter / Engineer and three years as a Firefighter / Acting Engineer with a municipal fire department in the San Francisco Bay Area. Chris holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Anthropology from Pacific Lutheran University, Associates of Science Degree in Fire Service Command Company Officer from Shasta College. He is currently pursuing a Masters Degree in Emergency Services Administration.

Chris is a California State Fire Training certified Fire Officer, Driver-Operator, Fire Instructor, Lead Firefighter I Written Certification Evaluator and Firefighter I Skills Certification Evaluator. Chris is a Fire Science Instructor in the California Community College system.

Chris is a member and educator with the International Society of Fire Service Instructors. Chris is an Advocate and Regional Coordinator for Region IX (AZ, CA, HI, NV) for the Everyone Goes Home Program through the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation.
Web site:
http://instructorchrisbaker.com

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The Future Firefighter: Fire Engineering Blog Talk Radio Show with Fire Chief Reggie Freeman

(Photo Credits: Patrick Raycraft, Hartford Courant).

Reggie Freeman, CFO, FIFireE

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Posted on October 20, 2018 at 1:00pm

National Fire Heritage Center

Chris Baker (left) with National Fire Heritage Center Founding President, Chief Ronny J. Coleman (right).

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Posted on October 11, 2018 at 3:30pm

Where Do I Start To Become A Future Firefighter?

(Photo Credits: Mark Tabay, Fresno City College, Public Information Officer).

As Fire Science Instructors and Fire Technology Directors, we are frequently asked by perspective fire academy candidates, "what fire academy should I…

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Posted on August 20, 2018 at 1:00am

Service Beyond Self

(Photo Credits: Top - Noah Berger, Lower Left: Matthew Henderson, Lower Right: Parra Photography).

Serving beyond their physical, mental and…

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Posted on July 29, 2018 at 11:30pm

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